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An Alaska Native tribe, the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, the Native American Rights Fund, and an international law firm filed a lawsuit in Alaska’s Superior Court on Tuesday against the Alaska Division of Elections and officials for discounting defective ballots without allowing voters time to fix minor deficiencies.
ST PAUL, Minn.— The Saint Paul Public School Board (SPPS) voted unanimously on Tuesday to support a new policy that allows Indigenous students to smudge in schools.
U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), a tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is poised to become the first Native American Senator since Colorado Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell retired in 2005.
WASHINGTON — The United States Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced that it is awarding more than $1.5 million in grants to two entities that serve tribal communities.
On this past weekend’s Native Bidaské (Spotlight), Native News Online’s Neely Bardwell and Kristen Lilya welcomed Elva Gurerra to the show.
North Dakota is the only state in the nation without some form of voter registration. All an eligible voter needs to do to cast a vote on election day is provide acceptable identification, such as a state or tribal issued identification card that includes a physical address within the voting precinct.
This week’s Tribal Business News round-up looks at new funding opportunities around broadband access in tribal communities, whether legislation to assist Native farmers and ranchers will cut it, details on new tribal business acquisitions, and how a long-planned commercial project expects to move forward with new federal grant dollars.
WASHINGTON — In addition to articles already covered by Native News Online, here is a roundup of other news released from Washington, D.C. that impacts Indian Country during the past week.
For the first time in its 43-year history, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a national strategy to address its responsibilities when preparing for and responding to disasters on tribal lands.
Two Indigenous candidates vying for seats in the U.S. House won primary elections this week in Wyoming and Alaska, earning them a chance to be the first Native women to represent their respective states in Congress.
Indian Country artist Walter Roy “Bunky” Echo-Hawk Jr. (Pawnee Nation/Yakama Nation) faces a second felony charge in a criminal child abuse case originally filed against him earlier this year in the District Court of Pawnee County in Oklahoma.
Federally recognized tribes can apply for the Department of the Interior’s 2022 Tribal Broadband Grant Program that helps federally recognized tribes to expand or develop their internet capabilities.
President Joseph R. Biden on Tuesday signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 into law, which includes more than $720 million for Tribal communities to support climate resilience and adaptation initiatives, lowering energy costs and transitioning to clean energy, and affordable and expanded health care.
On Sunday, the 40th annual celebration of Navajo Code Talkers Day was especially sweet, as the Navajo Code Talkers Museum (NCTM) broke ground in Tse Bonito, New Mexico.
This week’s Tribal Business News round-up examines how the record year for tribal gaming wasn’t felt evenly throughout Indian Country, as well as new legislation to improve mortgage lending to Native Americans, and details on a handful of tribal economic development ventures and new acquisitions.
WASHINGTON — The biggest news out of the nation's capital this week was the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) that passed both houses of Congress. It passed the U.S. Senate last Sunday and the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. It is expecated to be sigend into law by President Joe Biden within days. Read about its impact on Indian Country here.
During the last weekend in July, U.S. Park Police disturbed and interrupted an induction ceremony for the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) in Lafayette Square, Washington D.C.
Quebec-based MTY Food Group announced Tuesday that it is buying Minnetonka, Minn.-based BBQ Holdings Inc., the parent company of Famous Dave’s, for nearly $200 million.
The U.S. Senate on Sunday passed the Inflation Reduction Act, which aims to lower emissions contributing to climate change, bring down prescription drug prices and address inflation.